Compare 2011 Ford Ranger vs 2012 GMC Canyon

2011 Ford Ranger
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2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $20,887 $22,425
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,747 $19,855
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,353 $20,740
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $21,861 $23,495
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 21 $21,082 $22,640
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 22 27 $17,187 $18,160
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,880 $19,120
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $24,204 $26,070
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,285 $25,060
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2WD Crew Cab SLE1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab SLE1 18 25 $23,450 $24,685
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab SLE2 17 23 $25,146 $26,470
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 25 $21,888 $23,040
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 25 $20,006 $20,840
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 25 $19,432 $20,455
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 25 $16,790 $17,490
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLE1 16 21 $27,179 $28,610
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLE2 16 21 $27,668 $29,125
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLT 16 21 $30,200 $31,790
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 24 $25,160 $26,485
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab SLE2 17 23 $27,687 $29,145
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $23,457 $24,435
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 24 $24,039 $25,305
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $21,489 $22,385

Pricing

Invoice Price

$20,887
$23,450

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$22,425
$24,685

Monthly Payment Estimate

$374 / month
$411 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.2
6.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

Crash test scores are a concern, but it you're shopping for a truly compact pickup truck, the 2012 GMC Canyon is probably a better pick than the Ranger or Dakota.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

21 mpg 25 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

52.7 53.3

Second Leg Room (in)

39.1 34.8

Front Head Room (in)

39.2 39.3

Second Hip Room (in)

18.7 52.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.5 57.1

Passenger Capacity

4 6

Second Head Room (in)

33.2 38.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

14.1 57.1

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 42.2

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

44.0 - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

125.7 126.0

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

8.6 7.7

Cab to Axle (in)

38.0 22.6

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

69.4 67.6

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

29.5 35.7

Overhang, Front (in)

34.0 33.9

Frame Width, Rear (in)

32.8 - TBD -

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

121.6 137.3

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

203.6 207.1

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

8.6 7.7

Cab to End of Frame (in)

82 - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

66.3 65.2

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

40.5 42.6

Tailgate Width (in)

52.0 52.4

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

72.7 61.4

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

54.4 57.2

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

16.5 18.6

Cargo Volume (ft³)

37.4 37.0

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

54.4 NA

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.85 x 0.39 NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA 11.6 x 2.5

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.28 x 0.39 11.2 x 1.6

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA NA

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location

Midship - TBD -

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA NA

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA NA

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.5 19

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

19.2 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

42.7 44.3

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

NA - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

44.6 - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

1843 - TBD -

Spare Tire Order Code

NA ZCY

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

717 NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/75R15 P215/70R16

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - NA

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

1843 - TBD -

Rear Tire Order Code

NA QRD

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P235/75R15 P215/70R16

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

717 NA

Spare Tire Size

P235/70R16 Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA QRD

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3280 3000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3280 3000

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

328 300

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

492 450

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

5000 5000

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

- TBD - 2633

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

1461 2048

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

7000 7000

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - 2896

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

1841 1680

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x 7 16 x 6

Spare Wheel Size (in)

16 x 7 Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x 7 16 x 6

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.8 - TBD -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Watts

1485 NA

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA NA

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

110 125

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

540 590

Engine

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas I4

Fuel System

SEFI Electronic Fuel Injection

Engine Oil Cooler

NA NA

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

238 @ 3000 190 @ 2800

Engine Order Code

99E LLV

Displacement

4.0L/245 2.9L/177

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

207 @ 5250 185 @ 5600

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

21 25

Transmission

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.40 2.29

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.05 1.63

Trans Order Code

44J M30

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA NA

Trans Power Take Off

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.70

Trans Description Cont.

Manual w/OD Automatic

Transfer Case Model

NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.40 3.06

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA

Clutch Size (in)

10.0 NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.31 1.00

Trans Type

5 4

Trans PTO Access

NA NA

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.79 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Ranger GMC Canyon

Body Code

125.7" WB E63

Body Style

Supercab 6' Styleside Crew Cab

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

30.2 30

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

2850 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA NA

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

30.2 30

Axle Type - Rear

Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating

Suspension Type - Front

SLA w/Torsion Bar Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 1.10

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

2750 - TBD -

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.55 3.73

Axle Type - Front

Twin-Forged SLA Independent

Frame

Frame Type

Ladder Ladder

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

10.4 8.9

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 4

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

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Overall Side Crash Rating

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Side Barrier Rating

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Side Barrier Rating Driver

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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

-- --

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

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